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Object Oriented National Language Support for String Data

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107696D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 3 page(s) / 106K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Mitchell, TF: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a program containing callable methods which can provide a data processing system with consistent string data integrity for concurrent multi-lingual, multi-national, multi-platform use by a plurality of users. The disclosed program provides a programming interface that allows development by programmers having little or no knowledge of the actual languages, nations, or computer platforms from which the processed string data will originate, or to which the string data will be sent, or in which the data processing system will execute.

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Object Oriented National Language Support for String Data

       Disclosed is a program containing callable methods which
can provide a data processing system with consistent string data
integrity for concurrent multi-lingual, multi-national,
multi-platform use by a plurality of users.  The disclosed program
provides a programming interface that allows development by
programmers having little or no knowledge of the actual languages,
nations, or computer platforms from which the processed string data
will originate, or to which the string data will be sent, or in which
the data processing system will execute.

      A processing system having requirements for one or all of the
described specifications below, will find the Object-Oriented
National Language Support for String Data a useful function:
  - string manipulation or pass through of string data
  - one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-one, or many-to-many paths of
string data among the multiple language users, multiple national
boundaries, or multiple computer platforms
  - portability with regards to string data to the different
environments.

      The National Language Support string functions operate on data
that is consistent with the following:
  - sequences of hexadecimal codes representing graphics characters
  - underlying, defined rules governing the construction of valid
sequences of codes.

      The National Language Support string functions operate in a
programming environment consistent with the following:
  - a programming interface to string manipulation functions that is
independent of the originating and target national language, national
environment, and execution platform of the string data
  - multiple methods (subroutines) providing the functionality for
concurrent multi-lingual, multi-national, multi-platform manipulation
of graphics character data
  - built-in knowledge of underlying, supporting resources for
graphics character representation, recognition, and manipulation.

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